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Welcome to MindSET!
MindSET is a program run by the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society honors society to support math and science programs in K-12 schools.
The first year of MindSET at Michigan Gamma was a great success! We hosted seven modules and worked with over a hundred students from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti public schools with help from over a hundred UofM student volunteers.
Special thanks to Mary Beth Damm from the Office of Engineering Outreach and Engagement at the University of Michigan, for her immense help in getting the project going.
We also thank ASCE for their collaboration in the Bridges module, and thank HKN for their volunteer support at the Circuits module.
Modules This Semester
March 10, 2012 - Paper Airplane Factory @ 1013 DOW
March 17, 2012 - Chemical Engineering / Densities @ 1013 DOW
March 24, 2012 - Engineering Design / Marketing @ 1013 DOW
March 31, 2012 - Water Bottle Rockets@ 1013 DOW
*Map to the DOW building and parking locations can be found under 'Location' in the menu on the lef side of this page.
Tau Beta Pi is cognizant of the challenges currently faced by students in the USA, with respect to their preparation for the pursuit of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our high school graduates are lagging behind their peers in many developed countries with respect to their performance in mathematics and science. In many cases, these countries are our competitors in the global marketplace, and hence this impacts our economy.
Success of a national initiative of this type requires establishment and maintenance of a sustainable operation, which is embedded into the operations of the organization. Such an operation must be configured to capture and incorporate the creativity and ideas of the organization's membership.
The mission of MindSET, the TBP National K-12 Math & Science Program, is to establish and support math and science enrichment programs which contribute to enhanced preparation of students in the K-12 system, thus enabling them to qualify for the pursuit of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines, preparing them for competitive success in the global marketplace, and equipping them to drive the nation's economy.
To increase the number of students in the K-12 system who successfully complete higher level math and science courses prior to graduation from high school. Specifically, more 8th graders must complete Algebra 1 and more 12th graders must complete Calculus.
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